Monday, November 16, 2015

Fishing and Sewing Kits and a few more

We continued to make things for in our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes and putting them into some type of kit. Making kits kind of spreads the cost around and makes it that it's not quite as expensive. We purchased a roll of fishing line, a large package of hooks and some lead weights. We then rolled smaller amounts of fishing line onto cardboard, took a couple of hooks and weighs and dropped them into a small bottle- a pill bottle would work great too!  We used the same bottles for a bead kit (I forgot to take a picture) We took cording and rolled some off for each bottle and then filled with assorted colored beads. The girls could make bracelets, necklaces or they could use the beads in their hair- it 's up to them!

 We decided that maybe creating a school kit would be great, but we wanted to make some type of container for the children to keep their supplies in. So we took a Pringles Potato Chip can, wrapped it with contact paper and then filled it with school supplies. Crayons, colored pencils, scissors, pencils, pens, sharpeners, erasers, a bookmark, and a bracelet and a yo-yo. You would be surprised what can fit into those cans and the cans fit perfectly into the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!

And then finally we made some sewing kits! Each included at least 1yard of fabric, a pair of fabric scissors, a card of needles, a spool of thread and some coordinating ribbon, what good is a sewing kit without the fabric! I'm thinking that next year I'm going to be watching for buttons to add to these too!

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